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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Tarrytown chiropractor at Tarrytown Chiropractic accept that responsibility. Your Tarrytown chiropractor assists Tarrytown back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates patient education (including a discussion about prognosis), exercise (advice to keep active) and manual therapy, not routine imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioids. (2) Chiropractic offers all three!

Who Sees a Chiropractor? 

24% of US adults seek out chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical methods like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are upset! “Although therapies delivered by PTs are promoted as a first-line treatment for low back pain, PT referral rates remain low.” Only 10.1% of primary care provider visits for low back pain ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more and more. (4) Your Tarrytown chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your Tarrytown chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Tarrytown Chiropractic, too. Our Tarrytown chiropractic patients view us as the Tarrytown back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Tarrytown chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Tarrytown Chiropractic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Tarrytown chiropractic visit today. Tarrytown Chiropractic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our mutual Tarrytown back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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